Crispy Veggie Taquitos

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Crispy Veggie Taquitos


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Ingredients

  • 2 medium-large potatoes, peeled and chopped
  • 1/2 Tbsp oil
  • 1 medium carrot, grated or finely diced
  • 1/2 medium-large onion chopped
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 cup peas, frozen or canned
  • 1 tsp curry powder
  • 1 tsp onion powder
  • 1/2 tsp ground cumin
  • 1/4 tsp ground nutmeg
  • 1 tsp sea salt, more or less to taste
  • 1/4 tsp smoked paprika
  • Red pepper flakes, to taste
  • Black pepper, to taste
  • 1/4 cup vegetable broth
  • 5 oz vegan cheese of choice
  • taco seasoning, to sprinkle on top of taquitos (optional)
  • 810 tortillas (*see Notes)

Instructions

  1. Peel and chop the potatoes and cook in a pot with boiling water and salt until fork tender which takes about 12-15 minutes. Drain the water and mash the potatoes with a potato masher. You can add a splash of plant-based milk for a creamier result. Set aside.
  2. Heat oil in a pan/skillet over medium-high heat and add the chopped onion. Sauté for 3 minutes, stirring frequently, then add the grated carrot, minced garlic, all spices and sauté for a further minute.
  3. Pour in the vegetable broth, add peas (frozen), put the lid on and cook for a few minutes until the carrot is softened. If you use frozen peas, make sure to let them thaw completely. If using canned peas, drain and rinse (no need to cook, add them in the next step). Turn off the heat.
  4. Add the mashed potatoes and vegan cheese (you can use store-bought grated vegan cheese or vegan cream cheese). Use a fork or a potato masher to combine everything.
  5. Taste the veggie mixture and adjust seasonings. Add more salt/black pepper/spices to taste. If you want it spicier, add more red pepper flakes to taste.
  6. Preheat oven to 410 F (210 C) and line a large baking sheet with parchment paper.
  7. Place about 2-3 Tbsp of the filling onto each tortilla and roll them up tightly. Place every tortilla seam-side down on the baking sheet, next to each other. Brush with a little vegetable oil (to make them even more crispy) and sprinkle with some taco seasoning.
  8. Bake in the oven for about 17-20 minutes or until they are golden brown and crispy.
    • Broil for a few extra minutes (optional).
  9. Serve with salsa, vegan sour cream, vegan queso or guacamole. Enjoy!
    • Store leftovers covered in the fridge for up to 3 days or freeze in zip lock bags for up to 2 months.

Notes

  • If you aren’t a fan of peas, simply use chickpeas or beans to add healthy plant-based protein.
  • You can use vegan ground “beef” as a meat substitute if you like. Simply fry it together with the onion in a pan.
  • Want the taquitos extra crispy? Pan-fry them with some oil instead of baking until nicely browned on all sides and crispy.
  • I use homemade gluten-free tortillas. If you are using store-bought corn tortillas, make sure to warm them in a coverd pan, or wrapped in a damp paper towel in the microwave (for about 30-40 seconds). You can also use flour tortillas (if you don’t want gluten-free).

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